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Competition & EU

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CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut’s Competition & EU practice has accumulated a vast experience over the years, initially developed from its strong presence in the regulated sectors – such as Energy, Intellectual Property or Life Sciences – and from the importance of the transactions advised by its Corporate & Commercial Department, to become a group with a solid experience in all relevant business sectors.

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has developed its expertise notably in the following areas:

  • Merger Control
  • State Aid
  • Advising in antitrust procedures and sectoral investigations (information requests, Dawn raids, replies to statement of objections, leniency requests, complaints and ínterim measures)
  • Advising horizontal cooperation agreements, in particular in Intellectual Property
  • Advising in distribution agreements and specializations agreements, in particular with regard to franchising and motor vehicle distribution
  • Advising in abuse of dominance matters
  • Compliance programmes
  • Damages actions
  • Advising in matters pertaining to Services of General Economic Interest
  • Unlawful commercial practices

Any company –be it a big international group or na SME – are directly concerned by EU and Competition Law. Advising companies on how to be compliant to Competition Law, or how to use these areas of the Law to advance their position in the market, has been a challenge to which we have responded positively, with all types of companies and across all sectors of activity.

CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut has an in-depth knowledge of how EU and Competition law applies in practice across different markets and, with cross-disciplinary teams, we work to provide an advice close to the our clients’ needs.

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September 2019
CMS Com­pet­i­tion Con­tact Card
08 April 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to state aid in the EU dur­ing coronavir­us crisis
Are you look­ing for in­form­a­tion on state aid law in the EU dur­ing COV­ID-19 crisis? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
29 July 2020
European Com­mis­sion: Pro­tec­tion of busi­ness secrets in court pro­ceed­ings...
On 22.07.2020, the European Com­mis­sion ("Com­mis­sion") pub­lished its no­tice on "Com­mu­nic­a­tion on the pro­tec­tion of con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion by na­tion­al courts in pro­ceed­ings for the private en­force­ment...
17 May 2017
E-com­merce sec­tor in­quiry
CMS Up­date on EU E-com­merce sec­tor in­quiry
26 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to sta­bil­isa­tion and re­struc­tur­ing ini­ti­at­ive
21 July 2020
EU Gen­er­al Court is­sues rul­ing in CK Tele­coms (case T-399/16)
The Gen­er­al Court cla­ri­fies the leg­al test for non-co­ordin­ated ef­fects in oli­go­poly cases On 28 May 2020, in a land­mark judg­ment the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on an­nulled the European Com­mis­sion's...
05/07/2015
Ex­perts doubt that the TAP con­sor­ti­um com­plies with European rules
25 April 2018
CMS Ex­pert Guide to mer­ger con­trol law and reg­u­la­tion in the EU
Are you look­ing for leg­al in­form­a­tion on mer­ger con­trol? This CMS Ex­pert Guide provides you with everything you need to know.
14 July 2020
Ger­man Fed­er­al Su­preme Court cla­ri­fies the bar for po­ten­tial pat­ent in­fringers...
With its de­cision of 5 May 2020 (Case No. KZR 36/17), the Ger­man Fed­er­al Su­preme Court raised the re­quire­ments for the con­duct of the po­ten­tial pat­ent in­fringer for FRAND ne­go­ti­ations. For the first time...
16/07/2013
CMS RPA par­ti­cip­ates in European Com­mis­sion study on Trade Secrets and...
02 July 2020
EU agrees new class ac­tion re­gime for con­sumer dis­putes
After a long gest­a­tion, on 30 June 2020 the Coun­cil of the EU pub­lished the text for the col­lect­ive re­dress dir­ect­ive (the “CR Dir­ect­ive”) (text avail­able here). This le­gis­la­tion is in­ten­ded to bet­ter...
26-09-2012
Co­opta­tion of Doc­tor Pedro Pena Chan­cer­elle de Ma­chete for the Con­sti­tu­tion­al...